Best Monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Martin29, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Martin29 macrumors 6502

    Martin29

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    I'm waiting for a new 15" MBP and have sold my 27"iMac.

    Now I'd like a new display, either 4K or 5K, with the best screen definition possible. Usage is web design, including image editing.

    I don't need to charge my laptop through the display, would like lots of real estate and sharp, bright color reproduction.

    The endless specifications are confusing and sometimes it would seem contradictory, so can any of you recommend the best displays I should be considering which will run nicely with the MBP?

    Thank you
     
  2. hollandog macrumors regular

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  3. Martin29 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Martin29

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    I'm prepared to invest whatever is needed to get the best display possible. That said, the LG 5K display promoted by Apple, while no doubt excellent, isn't exciting me. Perhaps because I'm not primarily concerned by the one cable connectivity.
     
  4. Lou-X macrumors member

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    I'm in your situation, got a 13" ntb for the same usage as you.
    I excluded the LG 5k cause the impossibility of attaching other devices (ps4/gaming rig etc).

    Until now I'm following the feedbacks about the LG 4k 27ud88. Looks nice but I am afraid it needs to be ran with scaled res so not sure if it's best option.

    During these days at ces are presenting some new monitors, looking forward to read feedbacks about em. (lg, dell,...)
     
  5. frankgrimes, Jan 6, 2017
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    frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    Eizo and Nec are your best options. Pricey but built quality and image reproduction is above everything else
     
  6. hollandog macrumors regular

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  7. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    The LG 5K UltraFine Display is, bar none, the best display out there. No other display on the market offers what it does.

    I have one on my desk and I think it is great. The design is just fine and I think it looks good. The display itself is unfrickin' believable. It's better than the built in Retina display. The cable connectivity of the display is immaterial too me but why argue with a positive?

    If you want the best display possible now, then you have to get the LG 5K UltraFine Display.
     
  8. hollandog macrumors regular

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    I agree in the same price range and if your only source is the MBP.
     
  9. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    Yup nothing holds a candle to Eizo and Nec when you really need the best most professional displays.
     
  10. hollandog macrumors regular

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    Right but they come at a cost. Eizo 4k at $5800 and NEC 4k at $3000.
    I don't think the average professionals need this level of monitors if they are not dealing with critical color works constantly.
     
  11. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    Of course they do but I was under the impression the OP doesn't work under a tight budget. So if he wants and can afford the best then those 2 are his choices.
    Of course a lot of people who buy such expensive monitors are getting them from their company or they can write it of because they are critical for their profession. I agree with you for most people they are more than overkill nonetheless awesome displays.
     

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